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DAVID JOHN ALLEN

Date of Passing: Sep 06, 2017

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DAVID JOHN ALLEN November 7, 1935 - September 6, 2017 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of David John Allen, at Seven Oaks Hospital, on September 6, 2017. David passed away peacefully, with his loving family holding his hands and telling him how much he's loved. He is survived by the love of his life, Carol (Johns), his wife of over 60 years; children: Janet (Les), John (Heather) and Daniel; grandchildren: Stephanie (Cory), Taylor, Elias and Aiden; brother-in-law Ed (Kathy) and sister-in-law Mary (Harold); adopted grandchildren Reece, Trista and Braedon and their mother Chyanne, as well as many nieces, nephews and supportive friends. David was predeceased by his parents Albert and Frances Allen; in-laws Elias and Eileen Johns; sister-in-law Lois Spearman, and nephew Daniel Tinling. David was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. His family was his world. It was an honour and blessing to have him love, raise and teach us. He was our hero and the person everyone went to for advice. David had the best one liners, never turned down a meal and was the best husband, father and grandfather any of us could have ever asked for. He has given all of us a lifetime of special memories. David was an officer and a gentleman, respected and admired by all who knew him. He started with the Winnipeg Police Force as a Constable on June 1, 1955 and retired as a Staff Sergeant on June 6, 1987. In the 1970s, along with fellow police officer John DeGroot, David was instrumental in starting the Winnipeg Police Child Abuse Unit. David attended West Kildonan Collegiate and was the first school president. David was a member and president of the counsel of Christ Lutheran Church and sat on the Luther Home Board of Directors for 24 years. He also served on the Condo Board of Parkway Plaza for over six years. A celebration of his life will be held at St. John's Anglican Cathedral at 135 Anderson Ave. on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. The service will be officiated by Pastor Don Engel and Pastor Lynne Hutchison. Cremation has taken place. The family thanks the helpful home care staff that helped David these past few years and the staff at Seven Oaks Hospital on the fourth floor in Unit 11. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba or the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba. "When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we are far apart. For every time you think of me, I'm right here inside your heart." NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com
Publish Date: Sep 9, 2017

DAVID JOHN ALLEN On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, Dave Allen passed away. Arrangements are pending. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200 neilbardalinc.com
Publish Date: Sep 8, 2017

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 09, 2017

Condolences & Memories (12 entries)

  • David was one of our favorite people in the whole wide world, a gentle giant with a heart of gold and quick wit that could rival any of the comedians he loved to watch at Rumors. Grey Cup parties will never be the same without you David, hopefully there's a Larter's in the sky that you can finally enjoy. - Posted by: Hugh & Audry Letain (Friend) on: Sep 15, 2017

  • I'll always have very fond memories of " Uncle " Dave . His quick wit, & humorous " one liners" were always funny and accurate! His ethical and principle decision making skills were influential & respected. We will truly miss him. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Allen family . Thinking about you all ..........Lee & Tyler - Posted by: Lee McDonald (Friend) on: Sep 13, 2017

  • Carol, my heart goes out to you at this time. David's suffering is over, so his passing is a blessing to him. But all the wonderful memories you and David created (I remember you both from St. Luke's) are a blessing to everyone who knew him. Let those memories comfort you all now, and in the years ahead. - Posted by: Darlene L Neufeld (church member) on: Sep 10, 2017

  • Sincere condolences to Carol and family. We will always remember Dave's humorous personality, and are sad he's gone. Sherry and Gary Julius - Posted by: Sherry and Gary Julius (Friend) on: Sep 10, 2017

  • We are sorry to hear of Dave's passing. Always enjoyed meeting him at Christ Lutheran. Our sympathy and condolences to Carol and family. - Posted by: Glenn Peckover & Carolyn Vogt (Friends) on: Sep 09, 2017

  • Our sad condolences to you Carol and your family on the lose of your dear husband. He always had a smile, even if he was in a struggle with his health. The Lord God be your comfort and strength as you go through this valley. - Posted by: Grace, Gus Kooschke (neighbors) on: Sep 09, 2017

  • Carol and family - A strong, kind, gentle man - loved by so many has been called to his eternal home. He is at peace now. May God hold you all in the palm of His hand and may you find comfort and strength in your faith. Hugs to all. - Posted by: Lori & Bob Tippett (Long-time dear family friends) on: Sep 09, 2017

  • Carol and family. Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. - Posted by: Gordon and Bonnie-Jo Lyon () on: Sep 09, 2017

  • We were so sorry to hear of David's passing Carol. His favorite saying was "pay attention" when we would be playing cards. He will be remembered for many kind things he would do for others. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and all the family. - Posted by: Dorrie & Harry Kitchen (Friend) on: Sep 09, 2017

  • So very sorry to learn of Dave's passing. He was a staff sergeant in the Training Division while I was there. He was a great supervisor and always had words of encouragement and of course some words to make us laugh. Condolences to his family and many friends. - Posted by: Gary Walker (Friend and colleague) on: Sep 09, 2017

  • Carol and family - I'm so sorry to hear of Dave's death. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love to you and my deepest condolences. He will be remembered with love by so many of us, his friends. God bless you all and God bless his memory. - Posted by: Gayle Moore-Morrans (friend) on: Sep 08, 2017

  • He is at peace and no longer suffering. Our thoughts are with you and the family. - Posted by: Dennis and Diane Dreikluft () on: Sep 08, 2017

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